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Patent Paralegal ## 110014

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: LORD Corporation
Location: Cary, NC
Date posted: 09/07/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
LORD Corporation is a $700 million diversified company. We possess valuable expertise in adhesives and coatings, vibration and motion control, and magnetically responsive technologies. We are focused on providing product and process solutions for our customers worldwide. Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, we are privately held and have been in business since 1924. For more information go

The company is committed to providing quality products, integrated system solutions and services to customers around the world. LORD solutions touch the lives of most people every day, whether you’re flying on a plane, driving a car, operating a fork lift, or as a passenger in a truck or bus.

We have a key leadership opening for an Patent Paralegal and invite you to apply for this critical role in our Cary, NC location (No relocation provided).

Major Responsibilities:

Responsible for providing patent paralegal and administrative support to both LORD Intellectual Property attorneys (Chemical and Mechanical). Interacts with LORD personnel at all levels and external counsel worldwide. Position is primarily responsible for documentation in global procurement and maintenance of all LORD patents. Duties include managing an electronic patent docket (PATRIX-PATRICIA), preparing and filing official correspondence to support corporate patent procurement including liaison with outside service providers, documentation of invention record submissions, tracking the invention record process, interacting with organizations such as the US Patent & Trademark Office, annuity provider, and foreign outside counsel; prepare, manage and report on annual patent budget process, including ongoing monitoring and reporting of outside fees and expenses. Must keep apprised of regulatory and rule changes in patent procurement and maintenance in the US, PCT/WIPO and foreign jurisdictions and maintain working familiarity with foreign patent office requirements. Position includes coordination, management and assistance in intellectual property and licensing agreement review, on-line searching of patent and legal databases, and preparation of various management support documents and portfolio projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Associates degree with a minimum of 5 years of patent docketing and US patent office document drafting experience in a patent legal function in a law firm or corporation.

· Proficiency in Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, electronic patent search systems (such as Dialog, Derwent, Delphion, Google Patents) and equivalents.

· High degree of accuracy and reliability in patent docket management including document production, official correspondence, monitoring deadlines, expense tracking, paper and electronic filing with the USPTO, PCT/WIPO and Foreign patent office associates, database searching skills.

· Self-motivated and performs tasks efficiently with attention to detail.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Strong organization, problem solving and information management skills.

· High ethical standards, honesty and trustworthiness.

· Excellent written and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

· Paralegal certification.

· Notary public.

· Working knowledge of SAP, PATRIX-PATRICIA electronic patent docket, and Chemdraw software, and basic understanding of FAR/DFAR and export control regulations a plus

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, LORD Corporation is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits package for the right candidate.

Apply today!

Visit Requisition # 110014 to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.

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